On Becoming a Casual/Console Gamer

Let us reflect upon my lack of posts on this site. In addition to well, losing interest in MMOs and blogging in general in favor of other activities, I have realized that I have become mostly a console and casual gamer? The majority of all games that I have played have either been on a console (PS4 and Switch) or on iOS (roguelikes + board games. The iPad is great for board games and stuff like that).

I never would have thought that it would come to this, but I now see the appeal of sitting back in one’s easy chair, in front of a large TV + sound system, with a cat on your lap and controller in hand instead of in my computer chair in front of my desk. I spend so much time in front of the computer at work nowadays, it’s nice gaming in a different type of environment, if that makes any sense.

Also if we are being honest, my computer is getting a little old at this point and because we kind of like going outside instead of living in front of the computer, we would rather allocate entertainment funds into travel and other hobbies rather than dropping a grand or two on new gaming machines. So, kind of in the awkward situation now where if a new game comes out, might as well just get it on console because, reasons.

Odds and Ends: Quarantine Edition

I had honestly forgotten that this site even existed for a period of time but suffice it to say, I have much more indoors time now to poke at my blogs and personal projects. So as such, I have taken it upon myself to post more regularly. Here’s the catch though, I started a personal-ish blog a while back and have been posting there. So if anyone is interested in mostly non-gaming related nonsense: Here is is.

I have been actually, kind of wondering what to do with this site given that it’s never updated since I’m not really that much into MMO gaming anymore. I have decided that, so long as the domain renewal on hokage.org is available and not unreasonable I might as well just keep it since I’ve had this domain for almost 20 years.

I guess we should count our blessings that between all of the streaming services available, all of the video chat options, and all of the games that are out, there is quite a bit to watch/do/and play even if we can’t really go anywhere too incredibly interesting. So here is what I have been playing as of late:

  • Animal Crossing New Horizons: If there ever was a time for a new Animal Crossing game it is now.
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake: I haven’t finished FF7R yet, but I am pretty sure that I am approaching the end portion of the game. Really enjoying seeing both Midgar and the characters really fleshed out. There are a couple of portions of the game that feel a little padded out but as a whole, I hav been having a lot of fun playing it.
  • Slay the Spire: So, the Switch update was finally released a while ago (with the new character) and I haven’t had a chance to play it because of the other games on this list. Favorite game of 2019 by far. Such a great game.
  • Dwarf Fortress: I still play DF, but in an on-and-off basis. Current fortress was just promoted to Mountainhome. Trying to find the hell layer with a massive amount of lava later exploration. Have find adamantium! No luck on hell.